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Dr. Ruscio Radio: Health, Nutrition and Functional Medicine

Health nutrition and functional medicine; practical, evidenced-based and cost-effective information for optimum digestive, thyroid, immune and hormonal health. Dr Michael Ruscio shares the most effective and efficient techniques for using diet, nutrition and functional medicine to improve digestive, thyroid, immune, hormonal and overall health.
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Aug 17, 2022

It may be easy to gloss over simple, cost-free lifestyle changes you can make to improve your health, especially when the latest new gadgets or health crazes appear. It’s important to look at what the research says. In this case, spending time in nature and developing (and sticking to) a sound sleeping routine has been proven to increase longevity, reduce stress levels, and improve sleep quality. Listen to the studies that support this evidence and how you can benefit from quality sleep and time spent outdoors.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0dO2J8_-yQ 

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook 
If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Aug 15, 2022

Patients often come to our clinic wondering why they’re still experiencing symptoms despite taking thyroid medication. Come to find out, their labs and symptoms don’t correlate with a thyroid diagnosis. Instead, they find relief by discontinuing thyroid medication and improving their gut health. I've been down a similar path before—following a lab result, taking a thyroid hormone, and feeling worse, to then discovering a thyroid misdiagnosis. Listen in as I share my experience and how important it is to interpret thyroid test results correctly.

https://drruscio.com/i-went-on-thyroid-hormone 

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook 
If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Aug 10, 2022

David Tomen is the founder of Nootropics Expert–an online source featuring research on nootropics and neuroscience and tips for better brain health. In this episode, he shares his knowledge of nicotine and other brain-boosting supplements. To your surprise, you will hear how nicotine, when used occasionally in low doses, can help improve mood, memory, cognitive performance, reaction time, and concentration. Listen in to hear the science behind it all and what may help you enhance your cognition.

https://drruscio.com/nicotine-for-cognitive-enhancement-improved-brain-health 

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook 
If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Aug 8, 2022

This podcast episode covers a wide range of research topics, inviting you to learn about the potential connections between:

  • Iodine deficiency and hypothyroidism
  • Vitamin D and erectile dysfunction
  • Sleep apnea and anxiety and depression
  • Subclinical hypothyroidism and bone health
  • Low carb diets and kidney disease
  • Omega 3s and blood pressure
  • Mold exposure and fatigue

Tune in to hear what the research reveals.

https://drruscio.com/iodine-thyroid-hashimotos-sleep-research-updates

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook 
If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Aug 3, 2022

Think of myofunctional therapy as physical therapy, but only focusing on mouth, tongue, and face muscles. Sarah Hornsby—a registered dental hygienist and orofacial myofunctional therapist—explains how muscular imbalances in these areas may result in breathing problems, which have a great impact on our sleep quality, cognitive function, joint health, and energy levels.

In the podcast, she offers a simple 30-second assessment you can do to determine if you’re sleeping efficiently throughout the night, along with tips on how to improve your breathing for better health. Listen in now.

https://drruscio.com/simple-self-assessment-for-impaired-sleep-quality 

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook 
If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Aug 1, 2022

When looking for a way to heal your gut, it’s important to listen to what the research says. In this episode, the latest gut health studies feature the following interventions:

  • Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT)
  • Butyrate
  • The low FODMAP diet
  • Probiotics
  • Prokinetics
  • Meditation
  • Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

Listen in to discover more about the efficacy of these interventions on IBS, SIBO, acid reflux, and more.

https://drruscio.com/dysbiosis-low-fodmap-research-updates 

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook 
If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Jul 27, 2022

When your brain is functioning at its finest, you may find it easier to solve problems, make decisions, retain information, and concentrate. For better brain health, all it may take is a change in your morning routine. Learn what three things you can do every morning to keep you and your brain healthy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENj0ppNoHaU

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook 
If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Jul 25, 2022

When Damien came into the clinic, he expressed how he had tried various diets, including gluten-free, vegan, low-carb, and carnivore only to still wind up with constant, severe diarrhea. He was aware that other factors, such as excessive drinking and emotional trauma, contributed to his flare-ups.

Our focus was to find what worked best for him. In his case, it was a combination of probiotics, a low FODMAP diet, and our Gut Rebuild Nutrients formula.

Damien discusses how following this protocol, along with removing unhealthy foods, reducing stress, and cutting back on drinking alcohol, allowed him to hit the reset button and feel better.

Hear how he improved his gut and overall health and what advice he has for anyone that has been in a similar situation.

https://drruscio.com/low-fodmap-and-probiotics-for-chronic-digestive-symptoms 

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook 
If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Jul 20, 2022

Heart disease is one of the most common causes of death worldwide, but it’s not inevitable. 90% of the risks can be prevented. Wondering how? This video identifies the four signs of heart disease you shouldn’t ignore and how to address them for optimal heart health.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kmdu0C-XbJg 

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook 
If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Jul 18, 2022

Many gut health related questions came in from listeners, which prompted responses about the benefits of triple therapy probiotics, limbic retraining, digestive enzymes, and Elemental Heal for acid reflux, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), gastritis, and other gastrointestinal conditions. Outside of the gut health discussions, a few other questions were asked:

  • How does dysbiosis affect bladder health?
  • If stevia is an irritant, what’s another healthy sweetener to use?
  • Is there a connection between hydrogen SIBO and sound sensitivity?

Tune in to hear the answers and learn more.

https://drruscio.com/listener-questions-acid-reflux-sibo-paleo-diet 

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook 
If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Jul 13, 2022

Knowing whether or not gluten is an issue for you is important. If it is, it can cause inflammation and uncomfortable digestive issues. If not, your diet may be more limited than it needs to be. In this video, I cover how to eliminate and then reintroduce gluten in your diet as well as when to consider other potential culprits of your symptoms, like FODMAPs and prebiotics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDnnkNUCgo4 

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook 
If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Jul 11, 2022

If you haven’t heard about muscle-centric medicine, you might be surprised to hear that skeletal muscles may be the key to longevity. Here to elaborate more on this is Dr. Gabrielle Lyon–a functional medicine physician specializing in this innovative approach. In her practice, she emphasizes building muscle to improve metabolic health, combat diseases, and long-term wellness. Listen in to learn the science behind muscle-centric medicine and how you can benefit from consuming adequate protein and performing resistance training exercises.

https://drruscio.com/protein-intake-is-crucial-for-your-health 

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook 
If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Jul 6, 2022

While the Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) is just one of the lab markers on a standard thyroid panel, it carries a lot of weight. If it’s interpreted incorrectly, someone may end up on lifelong thyroid medication that they don’t need. In the video, I explain which TSH levels are considered normal and which values truly warrant medication. Watch now to learn the steps to take for better thyroid and overall health.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7n0P47YWRo 

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook 
If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Jul 4, 2022

While the main symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) are known, the root cause can often be a mystery to a patient. Dr. Jennifer Tufenkian—naturopathic physician and functional medicine educator—has spent two decades treating CFS and helping patients regain their energy. In this episode, she shares her clinical wisdom about what natural remedies work to combat chronic fatigue caused by viral infections, mold and heavy metal toxicity, emotional trauma, hormonal imbalances, and mitochondria dysfunction.

https://drruscio.com/chronic-fatigue-mitochondria-and-other-4-causes 

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook 
If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Jun 30, 2022

In the story of modern medicine, antibiotics play the role of both hero and villain. They are often prescribed to clear up respiratory, abdominal, vaginal, pelvic, ear, sinus, and throat infections. But as with any medication, they can come with unwanted side effects. However, not all antibiotics are created equal. Some antibiotics offer more benefits and fewer risks, and vice versa. To know which these are and why it’s a must to take probiotics with them, watch our video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTjcioXVTOE 

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook 
If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Jun 29, 2022

Your rib cage and pelvic floor play a bigger role in improving chronic pain, abdominal distention, digestion, and sexual function than you may think. Deborah Bowes—physical therapist and Guild Certified Feldenkrais teacher—shares how to reduce rib cage tension and improve gut, pelvic, and mental health using breathing and movement exercises. Listen in as she provides more information about how her techniques and the Feldenkrais Method have helped people with complex health conditions and have not had much success with traditional therapies.

https://drruscio.com/pelvic-floor-therapy-for-better-gut-health

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook 
If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Jun 27, 2022

By now, you have likely heard about the connection between your gut and other organs like your thyroid, brain, and liver. This episode has the latest findings about these unique connections, particularly between:

  • Depression and gastrointestinal symptoms
  • Gut microbiota and mood disorders
  • Gut dysbiosis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • IBS and hypnotherapy
  • GI infections and post-infectious IBS
  • Histamine intolerance and gut dysbiosis
  • SIBO and subclinical hypothyroid

… and a lot more. Tune in to the episode for gut health research updates.

https://drruscio.com/what-your-gut-microbiota-says-about-mood-thyroid-and-more 

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook 
If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Jun 23, 2022

Are your symptoms coming from your gut or somewhere else? Gut issues like Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) can cause digestive and non-digestive symptoms, making it tricky to understand what to treat and how to find relief. To help you identify if SIBO is the root cause of your fatigue, brain fog, bloating, and thyroid and mood issues, I provide the main signs and symptoms to look out for. Watch the video now to learn more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmKxwSlf1iU 

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook 
If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Jun 22, 2022

Typically, this podcast segment covers thyroid and female hormonal health research updates, but this episode also includes updates relevant to diet and lifestyle. Don’t miss out on hearing the unique relationships between:

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and heavy metals
  • Graves Disease and long-term antithyroid drug supplementation
  • Phytoestrogens and peri/post menopause
  • Meditation and depression
  • Fish intake and cognition
  • Sauna therapy and athletic performance
  • Red ginseng and chronic fatigue

Tune in to the episode.

https://drruscio.com/research-backed-interventions-thyroid-female-hormones 

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook 
If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Jun 20, 2022

What started as a Type 1 diabetes diagnosis as a teenager resulted in Dr. Hannah Hamlin from our clinic studying nutritional science and pursuing a career in functional medicine. Through her studies and personal experiences, Hannah explored various lifestyle and nutrition strategies to improve her blood sugar levels, sleep, and fatigue. Listen in to hear what ultimately stuck through the process of trial and error and other ways you can support your gut and hormonal health.

https://drruscio.com/managing-type-1-diabetes-with-diet-meditation-and-more 

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook 
If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Jun 16, 2022

It’s crucial to correct high thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels, but even more important to understand what is considered a high level. To make this process simpler for you to navigate, I provide information about the lab value cutoffs, the benefits of consuming selenium and inositol in supplement or food form, and the optimal timing for retesting levels. Watch the video to learn more about how to improve your thyroid health.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ktk4qYEUpk 

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook 
If you need clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Jun 15, 2022

Are two therapies better than one? The latest probiotics research covers a wide range of health conditions, from SIBO to psoriasis, and shows the outcomes of combining probiotics with other therapies like antimicrobials and antihistamines. Listen to the podcast to learn more about what may be beneficial for treating symptoms of depression, allergic rhinitis, IBS, SIBO, asthma, and other health conditions.

https://drruscio.com/probiotics-do-they-work-best-on-their-own-or-in-conjunction 

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook 
If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Jun 13, 2022

Your mitochondria are known as the powerhouses of a cell for a reason. Their job is to power nearly every function and biochemical process that happens in your body. With a lot of tasks to perform, it’s important to keep your mitochondria healthy. Ari Whitten—author of Eat for Energy: How to Beat Fatigue, Supercharge Your Mitochondria, and Unlock All-Day Energy—provides nutrition and lifestyle strategies that can be a gamechanger for improving your mitochondrial function and enhancing your energy, focus, mood, and memory. Tune in to the podcast to hear our discussion.

https://drruscio.com/how-to-keep-your-mitochondria-healthy-for-better-energy 

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook 
If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Jun 10, 2022

Did you know that excessive fear of the sun might be leading to more than 40% of the population being vitamin D deficient? Overcoming this fear, plus paying attention to the signs of a vitamin D deficiency, can benefit your immunity, mood, energy levels, metabolism, and so much more. Watch the video to learn the 10 signs of a vitamin D deficiency and what you can do about them.

https://drruscio.com/10-vitamin-d-deficiency-symptoms-what-you-can-do-about-them 

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook 
If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

Jun 8, 2022

Another podcast about gut health research is in the books. This episode, I present findings about how health conditions like hydrogen SIBO, Crohns, Celiac Disease, skin rosacea, and allergic rhinitis respond to SIBO CBD oil, a gluten-free diet, glutamine, probiotics, the low FODMAP diet, vitamins B12 and D, and other interventions. Listen in to hear what the latest research says.

https://drruscio.com/the-latest-gut-health-research-sibo-fodmaps-more 

My book Healthy Gut, Healthy You is available at https://drruscio.com/getgutbook 
If you're in need of clinical support, please visit https://ruscioinstitute.com 
Looking for more? Check out https://drruscio.com/resources 

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